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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more


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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...Read more

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What to do if ears ringing, stiff neck, headache?

What to do if ears ringing, stiff neck, headache?

Consult Dr. ASAP: Although it could be simply a virus or musculoskeletal problem (esp. upper neck vertebral dsyf) causing this symptom complex, severe stiff neck w/headache can also be meningitis, brain bleed, etc.Rule these out immediately.If illness/bleeding is not the cause, consider osteopathic exam to find neurologic or muscoloskeletal cause(s).These may be treatable by manipulation, meds, or other care. ...Read more

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I have intermittent pain in my head above and higher over my left ear. I also have a stiff neck for around two weeks. Pain is sharp.?

I have intermittent pain in my head above and higher over my left ear. I also have a stiff neck for around two weeks. Pain is sharp.?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What causes stiff neck ear ache and toothache and headache?

What causes stiff neck ear ache and toothache and headache?

Many things: A tooth infection may cause ear ache and stiff neck. But an infected ear may cause the same symptoms. Start with your dentist and if he does not find a problem visit an ent. ...Read more

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What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

A few thought.: This is not an easy answer and something youneed to ask your physician. One thought is TMJ also know as temporal mandibular joint syndrome = in your jaw joint. The complaints you have coudl fit this. We can see this with neck/shoulder muscle syndromes. Ask your physician to evaluate you for these problems. ...Read more

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Will TMJ cause ringing in my left ear and a stiff neck if so what do I need to do?

Will TMJ cause ringing in my left ear and a stiff neck if so what do I need  to do?

It can: Ringing in the ears and stiffness of the neck can be associated with a TMJ disorder, as well as other causes. You should see your dentist or physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Throat hurts badly , kills to swallow, stiff neck and ears feel effected , is it because of my tonsils ?

Tonsillitis: Do you have large tonsils? Are they inflamed or covered with pus? Bad breath? Chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea? If this is a recurring problem then you may need to get tonsillectomy. If only occasional, then treat with antibiotics for flare-ups (amoxicillin). ...Read more

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Got stuffy ears and stiff neck. found out i have hypertension. my bp reading is 138/90. he gave me losartan 3 mos refill.will i now take this forever?

Got stuffy ears and stiff neck. found out i have hypertension. my bp reading is 138/90. he gave me losartan 3 mos refill.will i now take this forever?

Not necessarily: Sounds like you're ill - maybe a viral syndrome, middle ear infection, or flu-like illness. Once you're better, your BP may normalize. Moreover, if you avoid salt, exercise, and work towards optimizing your weight (if you're not already there), your BP will fall. Buy a cuff and start checking your own BP. You may well not need the med for long. Your BP is only a tad high. ...Read more

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For about 4 days I have had this sound in my ear that sounds like an a ultrasound with my puals in my ear with a stiff neck is do not hurt very much ?

For about 4 days I have had this sound in my ear that sounds like an a ultrasound with my puals in my ear with a stiff neck is do not hurt very much ?

Sounds in ear: Follow up with doctor urgent care today. Can be early infection/ fluid in ear Feeling the pulse in ear is a bit worrisome as it may represent carotid pathology, so follow up today.. . ...Read more

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Blood pressure is up, lots of head pressure(no pain), stiff neck, ears full and popping, feel shaky what could it be?

Blood pressure is up, lots of head pressure(no pain), stiff neck, ears full and popping, feel shaky what could it be?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like a bad cold, Virus, sinusitis. When the eustacian tube (a tube which tries to keep pressure diff betw inner ear and mouth minimal) gets blocked by secretions one will have poppong. You certainly sound sick. Do you have any nasal discharge that is yellow or greenish, any fever?. You should see a Physician for a better opinion. ...Read more

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I got stiff neck, stiff jaw, headache and pain near my ear. I dont feel good very weak. Is it possible that i got meningities?

I got stiff neck, stiff jaw, headache and pain near my ear. I dont feel good very weak. Is it possible that i got meningities?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a constant headache for three months with head tremors, a heartbeat sound in your head ad ears and stiff neck.

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I wake every morning with a stiff neck. It go's behind ear and makes my cheek feel heavy. My vision is blurry and floaters. I am also off balance3mont?

I wake every morning with a stiff neck. It go's behind ear and makes my cheek feel heavy. My vision is blurry and floaters. I am also off balance3mont?

CervicogenicHeadache: Most headache disorders are accompanied occasionally, and sometimes frequently, by neck pain. Conversely, most disorders related to anatomic disturbances of the cervical spine have an element of headache associated with them. The first symptoms are stiff neck, headache, facial pain, vision disturbances and feeling unwell. ...Read more

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Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?

Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?

Got flu?: Influenza flu is a viral infection that effects your respiratory system. The symptoms are: muscle ache, headache, congestion, weakness and fatigue. No treatment is need it. Good rest and lots of water. ...Read more

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I'm haveing pain in my head nose jaw stiff neck and pressure in my ears?

See doctor please!: If you also have a fever, these symptoms could be due to a bad sinus, ear, or throat infection. With the stiff neck, I am worried this may alternatively bedue to irritation fo the brain coverings (meninges) as well. Please see your doctor immediately. If you are found to have a bacterial infeciton, you will need oral or IV antibiotics (depending on the diagnosis and the severity of your condition). ...Read more

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24/7 ringing in ears. And stiff neck. When I apply pressure to my neck the ringing gets louder. As well as chest pain & jaw pain?

24/7 ringing in ears. And stiff neck. When I apply pressure to my neck the ringing gets louder. As well as chest pain & jaw pain?

See provider: Your neck is stiff and affects the symptoms that you have so that you should see your health provider for an assessment of your neck area and above and below there for nerve compression reasons and possibly other neurologic problems ...Read more